Are Matte Black Finishings Going Out Of Style?

Matte black has been one of the top trends in beauty, fashion, and interior design for years, and for a good reason. Matte black is edgy but classic. It's chic but grunge. And as we all know, black goes with everything. When you look at it, you'll notice that matte black has a different vibe than a typical, everyday black. It adds a touch of sophistication, which actually stemmed from the automotive industry. Luxury car companies began painting their cars with matte black paint to make the cars look as if they were made of velvet, Element Designs explains.

This translated to the beauty and fashion worlds, with matte black eyeliner, shoes, and handbags. And, of course, this color has dominated the interior design industry in a matter of seconds. Black is a bold color to use in home design, and it rose to fame in 2021. But like all design trends, you may be wondering if it is timeless enough to stick around?

Matte black is here to stay

On one hand, Forbes says matte black is on its way out, and on the other hand, Insider says its rise to fame is just beginning, so which is it? Do we rip out our matte black faucets and replace them with gold, or do we paint the whole house black? We believe the best way to look at the situation is this: black is timeless; that's a fact. Black is also versatile, so matte black is no different, meaning it won't make you feel pigeonholed into one specific design or theme should you use it. 

You have the option to incorporate matte black into your already-designed home in small ways rather than design your home around your black furniture or decor. This isn't something you can do with many other colors, as bright colors such as orange or yellow draw lots of attention. Matte black is easily adaptable and won't stick out like a sore thumb if you style it correctly. At the end of the day, we say go for it!

How to incorporate matte black finishing into your home

To get started with matte black finishings, start small and see how well it fits in with your home. Cortland Design recommends painting your hardware to test the waters to see if this color is right for you. Along those same lines, try out some matte black lighting fixtures, or even photo frames, for that matter. Get a feel for the color in your specific space. Of course, we're not encouraging you to throw matte black into a room for the sake of it; we're saying it won't be "untrendy" if you use that specific finish.

If you want to dive into the deep end with matte black finish, design your kitchen with it! You can mix and match matte black countertops with wooden cabinets or pair sleek black cabinets with marble countertops. If you're really feeling the dark color, you can always opt for an all-black kitchen, from the floors to the ceilings and everything in between (trust us ... it looks awesome).